Modeling How Life Works : Simulating a Living Cell

Thursday 13 March at 7:30 PM

with Markus Covert (Stanford Bioengineering Professor)

Neurosciences Professor Clifton Ragsdale of the University of Chicago 
will discuss the implications of this work after the presentation.

Stanford Bioengineering Professor Markus Covert, recipient of the prestigious Paul and Jody Allen Distinguished Investigator Award in 2013, will explain how he was able to develop a working computer model of Mycoplasma genitalium, one of the simplest cells known (it has only 525 genes compared to over 20 000 in human cells). This model will provide a useful tool for scientists because they will be able to simulate experiments in silico before committing time and money to laboratory experimentation.